New Year Message from Assembly Group Leader Andrew RT Davies

The Leader of the Welsh Conservatives in the Assembly has urged Labour to put an end to the blame game and concentrate instead on the delivery it promised after the Assembly election.  In his New Year message Andrew RT Davies AM has called for increased co-operation with the UK Government and warned that the Assembly’s new law-making powers are on the verge of being wasted. Appealing for more focus on delivery within the NHS, education and the economy, Mr Davies has also cautioned against Labour’s ‘disregard’ for the future of frontline health services.

Overdue cancer action plan welcomed

Commenting on the publication of the Welsh Government's new cancer plan, Darren Millar AM, Shadow Minister for Health and Social Services, said:
"Whist I welcome the publication of the Welsh Government's long overdue cancer action plan, there is no doubt that Labour's health service cuts are going to make the plan incredibly difficult for the NHS to deliver.

Major step forward in food safety

Commenting on the Welsh Government's statement on the publishing of the Food Hygiene Rating (Wales) Bill, Darren Millar AM, Shadow Minister for Health and Social Services, said:  "This is a major step forward in ensuring greater transparency in food hygiene standards in Wales.

Welcome for DVLA consultation

Commenting on the announcement from the Conservative-led Coalition of a consultation on the future of DVLA services, Byron Davies AM, Shadow Minister for Transport, said: "This is a welcome consultation on improving DVLA efficiency, which could see an enhancement of services delivered from Swansea.

NHS waiting times remain stagnant

Commenting on the release of new figures which show the Welsh Government missed its 36 week waiting time target in October, Shadow Minister for Health Darren Millar AM, said: “Month after month this target is missed. Month after month the government sits back and does nothing." 

Confused and complex school banding system

Responding to the Welsh Labour Government’s publication of new bandings for secondary schools, Angela Burns AM, Shadow Minister for Education, said: “While accessible information on standards in our schools has the potential to be a valuable tool for parents, the Minister’s current plans are not comprehensive and rank schools partly based on factors totally out of their control."

Shocking WJEC allegations put sector in spotlight

Commenting on newspaper reports making allegations of rule-breaking at Welsh examination board, WJEC, Angela Burns AM, Shadow Minister for Education, said: “These are shocking allegations, which raise yet more concerns about a lack of rigour in the education system in Wales."